Catalogue is king and continues to show growth in all formats (streaming, downloads, CD and vinyl sales), the fascination with 12-inch vinyl continues to increase, but physical sales overall are miniscule and the paid digital download format is all but dead.
Super-manager Sal Slaiby (pictured with The Weeknd) is profiled, Harmonium get symphonic, and a rave review of the new Shawn Mendes album. Others in the headlines include Ron Hawkins, Lyor Cohen, Commodore Ballroom, Stars, Jully Black, Drake, Opera Atelier, RCM, Hipgnosis, Human Re-Sources, Stevie Nicks, Roland Gift, Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, and Prince.
Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Matt Boudreau (pictured) and Tomato/Tomato lead the MNB Awards noms, Harmonium to enter the CSHF, and Ellis shines at Supercrawl. Others in the news include HMV, Shawn Mendes, ZipDJ, Dundurn Press, Rod Stewart, Esthero, Indie Week, Miloš, Grimes, Music PEI, Jean-Paul De Roover, and farewell to Ric Ocasek, Hossam Ramzy, and Eddie Money.